Have you ever organized a dinner party and spent so much time cooking that you barely had time to socialize with your guests? That happened to me numerous times until I learned to simplify things and serve dishes that are easy to make yet super tasty. Polenta is one of my go-to items for many reasons. 1. It is inexpensive and for a single mom on a budget, it comes in handy. 2. It is versatile.… Read the rest
Happy Monday! I don’t know about you but I am so glad football season is back. Sundays are best enjoyed with multiple NFL games and lots of good food. Yesterday I resumed my #TracyTastesAmerica project by visiting my next stop, which is the state of Arizona. While I have never really been there expect for driving through on my way to Florida from California, I have always been intrigued by it beauty and diverse culinary scene.… Read the rest
Today was one of the best Saturdays I have had in ages. Two of my dear friends came and picked me up, brought me a piping hot soy latte, and took me to a new market I have been anxious to check out in Saint Petersburg. This amazing place is none other than Locale Market. A food lover’s dream, Locale Market is the brain child of Chef Michael Mina and Chef Don Pintabona. Locale is like Disneyland for food lovers, as you will find everything from fresh local seafood, produce, cheese, wine, desserts, coffee, sushi and more.… Read the rest
I could eat Mozzarella Sticks everyday. I mean, how can you resist gooey, fried cheese dipped in a thick Marinara sauce? Since I am always looking for quick and appetizers, I found a recipe from A Taste of Home for fried Mozzarella sticks using egg roll wrappers and string cheese. Someone posted in the comment section on Pinterest that you can bake them instead of deep frying. Intrigued, I tested the baked version and they turned out incredible.… Read the rest
Goat cheese has long been one of my favorite cheeses and when I saw this recipe for Honey and Tangerine Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini from The Lemon Bowl on Pinterest, I knew it was something I would love. Made with creamy goat cheese blended with fresh tangerine juice and honey, it is ideal for entertaining all year round.
To begin, thinly slice a French baguette and brush each piece with olive oil. Bake for about 7-9 minutes.… Read the rest